Noticias (06/20/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
THE LOS LUNAS LIBRARY will hold a genealogy seminar, “Genealogy: how to use Heritage Quest in your search,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Jim Rickey will be the instructor. Call 352-7720 to sign up. Space is limited.
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level. For information, call 864-6788.
BELEN STITCHERS meets from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Belen Public Library program room. Anyone who embroiders, knits, beads, quilts or does other needlework is invited. For information, call Nan, 864-7671.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered for beginners from 8 to 9 a.m. and for intermediate dancers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
FREE BEGINNING LINE dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.
WII GAMING is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding and after-school Adventure Hour for school-aged children, 7- to-11-year-olds, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be music, stories and crafts.
BEGINNING DANCE LESSONS for all ages will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center for a $3 donation per person, per class. Learn country western, ballroom and swing. For information, call the center at 869-5133, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy a night of dancing. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21-SUNDAY, JULY 14
TOMẾ ART GALLERY WILL PRESENT its third annual Wood Show at the gallery, 2930 N.M. 47. The show will include colonial furniture, intarsia, lathe turned vases and more for show and sale. An open house and intarsia and wood carving demonstrations will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 23.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will jam at 7 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. Everyone is welcome to sing, play, dance or just listen. Bring your instruments and join in. For information, call 865-7985 or 249-6380.
SPIRITUALITY OF ART-Art Club is held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The class is for students 14 and older. Students furnish supplies. For information, call David Mintz at 861-8250.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING group, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY holds kids pottery classes for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $7.50, including materials and firings. For information, call 565-0556.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
TOMẾ ART GALLERY will hold an open house for its annual wood show and intarsia and wood carving demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will continue through July 14.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for intermediate dancers at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
FREE INTERMEDIATE LINE Dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday. For information, call 869-6674.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
THE MANSION PLAYERS, a theater group in Los Lunas, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. To participate, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154, or go to www.mansionplayers.org.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for beginners, and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for intermediates Tuesdays at the Fred Luna Senior Center, 315 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Aug. 2-3. If interested in attending, email belenhs1983@aol.com, or call or send a text to 450-1702 or 507-4999.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. If interested in attending, call Lynn McKee at 864-4450, or email lynnmckee45@gmail.com.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1993 is holding their 20th reunion on June 21-23. For information, call Tanya Mirabal-Moya at 681-1811, or go to www.beleneaglesclassof1993.com.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion, and are looking for classmates for the event. The reunion will be held July 26-28. If you have contact information on classmates, or are interested in attending, contact Brittney or Denisha at 864-4428, or email BHS73reuniondatabase@gmail.com.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 2003 is planning its 10-year class reunion for the weekend of July 19-21. For information, contact Crystal Chavez at 514-9977.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion for 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen, and at noon, Sunday, June 30, at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. For information, call Victoria Flores at 270-2769, or email vflores@ydinmlorg.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion for Saturday, June 22. There will be a high school tour, dinner and Sunday picnic. For information and to register, contact Rusty Thomas at 114 Black Jack Lane, Bastrop, Texas, 78602, or call 512-303-9333.

EDUCATION

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CAPT. TAMARA-LONG Archuleta Memorial Scholarships are available to students who have been home-schooled through high school and are attending UNM-VC or UNM Main campus. Mail a copy of transcripts and a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your educational goals to: Scholarship, P.O. Box 819, Belen, N.M., 87002.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
WALK, JOG OR RUN at 9 a.m. every Thursday in June and July at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. There will be free Gatorade and snacks for the first 20 people.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
ADELANTE BARGAIN SQUARE in Belen will be holding a “Thank You” barbecue to show appreciation to the firefighters who helped put out the fire at the thrift store, and to the donors, volunteers and community partners at 10 a.m. at 222 E. Reinken Ave. If you have gently-used furniture, clothing or housewares, help them restock by bringing by donations. For information, call 341-7117, or email info@GoAdelante.org.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 21-22
LOS LUNAS AREA RELAY FOR LIFE will hold its annual Relay for Life event starting at 6 p.m., June 21 at Los Lunas High School. To sign up your team, visit www.relayforlife.org/loslunasnm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
THE VALENCIA AMATEUR Radio Association will hold its annual field day at Willie Chavez Park in Belen beginning at non and ending at noon, Sunday, June 23. For information, call Charlie Lyon at 450-8536. The new board will also take office that day.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road. To make an appointment, visit www.unitedbloodservices.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
LIVE WORK LOS LUNAS will host a free workshop on bookkeeping basics for home-based businesses from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Los Lunas Transportation Center.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
A POTLUCK BIRTHDAY Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The Fiddler’s and Musicians of New Mexico will provide the entertainment. Bring a dish to share for lunch, which will begin at noon.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
WALK, JOG OR RUN at 9 a.m. every Thursday in June and July at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. There will be free Gatorade and snacks for the first 20 people.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-VALENCIA CAMPUS Wellness Center will hold a special Friday workout, body sculpt, from 11 a.m. to noon in the group fitness room. Call the Wellness Center at 925-8830 for information.
TUESDAY, JULY 2
CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY from 10 to noon at the Belen Senior Center with dancing and music by Los Alegres de Belen, the Daniel Fernandez Honor Guard, the “Star Spangled Banner” by Ramona McKee and “America the Beautiful” by Mike Silva. The celebration will recognize and celebrate our brave veterans.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
A MEET AND GREET for Valencia County Fair and Rodeo queens contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. Completed and notarized entry forms must be turned in during the meeting.
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THE CITY OF BELEN is accepting applications for vendors at its annual All American Celebration on Saturday, July 6. The event will be held at Eagle Park. All spaces are 10-feet by 10-feet; food vendors are $50 per space and are required to have a permit from the environmental division. All other spaces are $25. For information, call 966-2701 or email brenda.gurule@belen-nm.gov.
VFW POST 2397 is collecting old American flags at the post on Fifth Street in Belen. A box is situated outside the post for drop-offs. The old flags will be properly disposed.
ARE YOU A survivor of domestic violence looking for support? Join our weekly survivor counseling group. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for more details.
THE BOSQUE FARMS FAIR committee is now accepting advertisements for the annual Bosque Farms Fair book. Ad spaces range from $15 for a business-card sized space to $60 for a full page. For information, call Melanie at 401-9990, or email bosquefarmsfair@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISERS

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THE ELKS LODGE will hold a soup kitchen on Friday, June 28, for those in need and senior citizen’s in need. They will be serving soup and a sandwich from 11 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are appreciated. Phyllishia Sanchez will cut hair for free for those in need from noon to 3 p.m.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting book donations from the public. Children’s books are always needed. Books may be dropped off at the library, or you can arrange for a pickup by calling the library at 966-2600.
BELEN ELKS LODGE No. 2499, 19513 N.M. 314 in Belen, holds bingo every Tuesday night, and is open to the public. Early Bird bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Jackpot is progressive and pays up to $500. Proceeds will be applied to Elks charities.
LA MERCED MOOSE LODGE 2550, in Rio Communities, holds bingo at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. All proceeds go to Moose charities. It is open to the public.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
BOSQUE FARMS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE Conservancy district meets at 1:30 p.m., 1931 Second St., Albuquerque.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.

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